Mavguard Magazine Edition I

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Edition I of Mavguard Magazine was released on April 7, 2015. It was Mavguard’s first foray into the publishing world, and we haven’t looked back since. Featuring works by Eric Boehm, Frederic Boehm, TL Boehm, Kasey Clingan, CWP, Sam Dickens, Rani Divine, Jacob Erin-Cilberto, Starr Dom G, Abigayle Goldstein, Brian Guthrie, Julie Haider, Kaysie, Deanna Leah, Melissa Neal, Dominic Sedillo, Amye White, Casey Randall Williams .

Find Edition I in digital in the Mavguard Store, and keep reading here for information on and biographies from our featured authors of Edition I!

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MJ Neal

Featured Poem: “Interlace”

M.J. Neal is a Tolkien inspired writer, poet, and Christ Follower, humorously reported to be found in Rohan.

For many years M. J. has been spinning yarns, reading voraciously, and scribbling stories on notebook paper, often supplementing writer’s block with large quantities of mint chocolate chip ice cream. Continuing to practice writing on the side, she was a horse professional for several years while simultaneously pursuing a degree in Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico and crafting the first few drafts of her debut novel, Dreamer.

Dreamer is an unpublished fantasy novel and is the first in the Awakening series. It follows the fate of a shepherd boy afflicted by nightmares that threaten to throw light on the truth behind a dark and perilous mystery, one that has been sleeping for five full centuries and contains a secret that even the wisest dared not hope for.

Three of her non-fiction works may be found in the anthologies Transformed, Echoes of Mercy, and Fresh Wind published by CLASS Seminars.

She is the creator of Elanor and Evermind, a devotional blog for storytellers, which includes poetry, prose, devotional fiction, and heartfelt attempts at humor.

M.J. is currently hard at work as a writer, wife, and mother. She hopes to soon publish Dreamer, and is also creating multiple other works of fiction. She enjoys deep conversations with her bay horse, affectionately known as Captain Airhead, and she often stumbles upon some of her most unique story ideas while dreaming. Pastimes include: horses, hot tea, and dancing. She lives in the Sandia Mountains with her husband and son. Soli Deo Gloria!

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Frederic Boehm

Featured Poem: “It Fell Like Snow”

Twenty-three year old Albuquerque native, and Sandia High School Graduate, Frederic Boehm published his first poem at age eleven. In high school he continued in the fine arts by studying drama and performing in competitive choir. Frederic combines his affinity for music and singing with his compassion for humanity often in his written work resulting in rhythmic, lyrical poetry that he hopes will both entertain and encourage the reader. Love God, love people is a primary goal for Fred. When he isn’t penning poems, Fred can be found gaming with his younger brother, relaxing with his two rescue kittens, or worshipping at his local church. He also makes a serious bowl of guacamole.

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Brian Guthrie

Featured Short Story: “The Man Who Cured”

Based out of Germany with his wife, daughter, and two cats, Brian Guthrie is a serial author of science fiction and fantasy. He is currently writing and publishing his Future Worlds series on JukePop Serials and will begin publishing that series digitally in 2015. He also plans on writing another science fiction novel, a bit of historical fiction, and many short stories set in the Future Worlds universe. He holds a Bachelor’s in History and a Masters in History with honors, as well as degrees in Arabic and Intelligence Technology. He enjoys cosplay, volunteering, video games, all things geek, and can be found at many fan conventions across Europe and the US.